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John's First-Date Salmon Fillets

John's First-Date Salmon Fillets

Ingredients

  • 1 (2 1/4-pound) skinless center-cut salmon fillet (1 inch thick)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar

Preparation


1. Cut the salmon fillet into 6 equal portions, and lightly spray both sides of each piece with cooking spray. Sprinkle with dried thyme, salt, and black pepper.

2. In a large skillet, heat butter on medium-high until foamy. Carefully place the fillets in the skillet. Cook the salmon; don't move fillets until the edges begin to crisp, about 2 minutes. Decrease heat to medium, and cook until fish is golden brown, about 1 minute more. Turn fillets and continue cooking until medium-rare and skin is crisped, about 3 minutes, depending on their thickness. Remove fillets to serving plates and drizzle with balsamic vinegar.



    The dried-thyme crust on this salmon is one of my favorite contrasts for pinot noir because the herb's flavor really brings out the wine's rich cherry-raspberry fruit. Prep: 5 minutes; Cook: 6 minutes.
  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 salmon fillet and 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 330
Fat per serving: 18g
Saturated fat per serving: 6g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 6g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 5g
Protein per serving: 39g
Carbohydrate per serving: 1g
Fiber per serving: 0.0g
Cholesterol per serving: 123mg
Iron per serving: 2mg
Sodium per serving: 227mg
Calcium per serving: 33mg
from Everyday Dining with Wine